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AMERICAN PAINTING CONTRACTOR • April 2016 15 The Best of the Best In every city across the U.S., there are painting projects that stand out as the best of the best. They might be exterior restorations of historic homes. They might be commercial facility facelifts. They might be interior renovation projects. They might include painting, stucco work, faux finishes or wallcoverings. These projects not only add beauty and value to the structures to which they are applied, they can also increase the character of neighborhoods or business locales. Craftsman-quality projects also serve to showcase the talent, dedication and professionalism of the painting contractors who execute the projects. Each year, American Painting Contractor salutes the best of the best with our TOP JOB awards. Paint pros can submit photos and descriptions of the projects they feel best exemplify their standard of work and tell us why they think their job is tops in their city. TOP JOB entries are evaluated on a variety of criteria, including challenges associated with the work, innovation in finding solutions, techniques used to execute the work and, of course, the final results. This year, APC had a record-breaking number of entries and recognized winners in more than 30 cities across the country. Take time to read the project descriptions to learn from America's top painting pros and to give yourself ideas for a project to enter next year. Not only will you be featured in our spe- cial TOP JOB issue of APC, but you'll also be able to use your TOP JOB award, magazine layout and the TOP JOB logo in your marketing all year round. If you enter APC's TOP JOB competition, there's no guarantee you'll win. But if you don't enter TOP JOB, you're guaranteed not to win! Make plans now to photograph and keep notes about any special projects you undertake in 2016 so you'll be ready to submit an entry in next year's contest.